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National Daily Weather Summary

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Summary of observations

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 04:05EST, 15/05/2012.

Major centres
Max
° C
+/- norm
° C
Min
° C
+/- norm
° C
Grass Min
° C
Rain to 9am mm Evaporation to 9am mm Sunshine hours Wind Run to 9am km (24-hour average km/h) Maximum Gust km/h / hour of occurrence
GERALDTON AIRPORT 26.2 -4.7 12.0 -5.9 8.1 0.0 7.2 -- 472 (19.7) 43/14
PERTH AIRPORT 24.1 -5.5 6.4 -9.4 4.9 0.0 6.2 10.4 243 (10.1) 39/13
ALBANY AIRPORT 23.3 -0.8 6.8 -6.6 4.4 0.0 2.4 10.5 218 ( 9.1) 31/16
BUNBURY 22.2 -5.3 7.6 -6.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 154 ( 6.4) 24/13
MANDURAH 23.4 -- 12.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 199 ( 8.3) 30/11
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.8 +1.9 25.3 +0.8 23.1 0.0 8.0 10.7 363 (15.1) 39/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.2 +5.5 18.5 +1.0 16.6 0.0 12.0 11.6 255 (10.6) 39/12
WHYALLA AERO 23.3 -4.0 17.9 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 642 (26.8) 48/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.1 -4.2 15.0 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- 11.2 364 (15.2) 41/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.9 -4.2 13.8 +3.3 13.4 0.4 4.0 1.5 470 (19.6) 41/01
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.4 +3.1 20.4 -1.4 18.7 0.0 7.0 11.1 205 ( 8.5) 28/13
CAIRNS AERO 32.3 +1.8 24.0 +1.0 21.6 0.0 7.4 9.1 426 (17.8) 50/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.4 +1.7 22.1 -0.8 19.6 0.0 8.4 10.6 326 (13.6) 41/16
MACKAY M.O 27.6 -1.0 23.0 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- 10.7 541 (22.5) 43/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.0 +0.5 18.4 -2.4 16.9 0.0 6.6 -- -- 34/11
BUNDABERG AERO 29.2 +0.1 19.8 -0.1 -- 0.0 6.4 -- 477 (19.9) 48/16
NAMBOUR DPI 27.0 -0.9 19.0 +0.8 -- 11.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.1 -0.1 19.0 -0.6 -- 3.0 -- -- 359 (15.0) 44/11
BRISBANE AERO 27.9 -0.1 17.9 -1.4 16.1 1.4 6.0 10.8 412 (17.2) 41/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.0 -0.4 15.6 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 678 (28.3) 54/17
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 29.7 +0.6 17.3 +0.7 11.3 0.0 7.0 -- 205 ( 8.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.9 0.0 17.0 -1.1 14.0 0.4 3.2 9.0 346 (14.4) 34/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.8 -0.5 15.5 -1.2 -- 2.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 26.7 +0.5 12.2 -4.1 9.8 0.0 5.8 8.4 255 (10.6) 34/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 26.7 +0.7 12.6 -2.7 11.6 0.2 -- -- 44 ( 1.8) 24/16
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 28.9 +6.1 10.4 -0.2 5.3 0.0 5.0 9.7 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 31.0 +1.9 16.2 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 314 (13.1) 34/01
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 28.0 +2.8 17.7 +0.3 14.4 0.0 5.6 8.4 -- 57/22
RICHMOND RAAF 28.4 +1.5 13.6 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 104 ( 4.3) 28/20
BELLAMBI AWS 26.4 +2.5 19.7 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 273 (11.4) 46/16
CANBERRA AIRPORT 30.3 +5.8 10.1 -0.6 6.8 0.0 6.6 7.6 164 ( 6.8) 48/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 31.0 +3.3 17.0 +3.6 16.0 0.0 8.6 2.7 206 ( 8.6) 34/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 30.0 +2.1 14.6 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 99 ( 4.1) 37/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.6 +0.3 17.5 +3.7 17.4 0.0 12.4 10.3 407 (17.0) 41/04
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 33.1 +6.8 19.9 +8.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 327 (13.6) 34/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 29.5 +3.5 16.9 +5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 305 (12.7) 35/17
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 25.6 +1.7 20.4 +7.2 18.3 0.0 10.8 -- 211 ( 8.8) 22/05
GEELONG AIRPORT 21.7 -1.5 16.5 +4.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 409 (17.0) 50/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 22.2 0.0 13.8 +3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 573 (23.9) 43/05
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 27.2 +4.7 14.3 +4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 189 ( 7.9) 28/22
HOBART AIRPORT 19.9 -0.8 13.4 +2.7 13.2 3.4 2.0 11.2 282 (11.8) 41/15
Max
° C
+/- norm
° C
Min
° C
+/- norm
° C
Grass Min
° C
Rain to 9am mm Evaporation to 9am mm Sunshine hours Wind Run to 9am km Maximum Gust km/h / hour of occurrence
Hottest
Highest maximum temperature>Greatest variation above normal maximum Highest minimum temperatureGreatest variation above normal minimum

42.2 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
42.1 TELFER AERO Interior WA
41.7 WALUNGURRU N Plateau NT
41.6 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
41.5 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

+10.6 : 34.1 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
+10.3 : 32.4 MT MOORNAPA W Gippsland VIC
+9.8 : 34.2 MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
+8.9 : 32.7 BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC

29.1 NGAYAWILI N Rivers NT
29.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.4 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
28.2 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA

+11.2 : 20.2 STRATHBOGIE Lower NE VIC
+9.6 : 21.3 MT MOORNAPA W Gippsland VIC
+9.6 : 20.5 DUNNS HILL E Central VIC
+9.3 : 21.6 ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC
+9.3 : 23.0 HAY (MILLER STREET) Riverina W NSW

Coldest
Lowest maximum temperatureGreatest variation below normal maximum Lowest minimum temperatureGreatest variation below normal minimum

11.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
11.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
12.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
13.9 WEEAPROINAH W Coast VIC
14.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
14.0 LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC

-7.8 : 16.3 HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
-7.8 : 15.9 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
-7.7 : 16.8 CASTERTON SHOWGROUNDS W Coast VIC
-6.5 : 21.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
-6.0 : 17.0 WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC

3.7 COLLIE EAST Lower West WA
3.8 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA
3.9 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
4.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
4.3 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-9.9 : 5.9 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
-9.9 : 5.3 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
-9.5 : 5.5 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
-9.4 : 6.4 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
-9.3 : 5.0 EYRE Eucla WA

Wettest
Sunniest & dullest
Windiest
Highest gusts
Todays highest rainfall totals for the 24 hours to 9am. It includes the top 5 totals nationally followed by all reported falls of 50mm or more.
Highest and lowest recordings of hours of sunshine for the 24 hours to midnight.
Highest wind run totals in kilometres for the 24 hours to 9am (average speed in brackets). All reported runs > =25km/h are shown.
Highest wind gusts in km/h for the 24 hours to midnight followed by the hour in which it occurred. All stations with gusts > 89km/h are shown.
80.2 SOUTHWELL STATION N Peninsula QLD
52.0 MERLUNA N Peninsula QLD
39.0 SKARDON RIVER N Peninsula QLD
38.0 CALTEX REFINERIES (QLD) LTD Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
27.0 BATAVIA DOWNS STATION N Peninsula QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
80.2 SOUTHWELL STATION
52.0 MERLUNA
39.0 SKARDON RIVER
27.0 BATAVIA DOWNS STATION
Brisbane/SE Coast
38.0 CALTEX REFINERIES (QLD) LTD

11.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.4 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.3 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.3 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.2 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.2 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
11.2 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS

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2.7 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
1.8 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
1.5 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
1.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.3 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

1061 (44.2) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
979 (40.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
971 (40.5) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
953 (39.7) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
927 (38.6) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
924 (38.5) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
883 (36.8) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
863 (36.0) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
850 (35.4) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
803 (33.5) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
791 (33.0) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
782 (32.6) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
777 (32.4) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
773 (32.2) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
767 (32.0) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
761 (31.7) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
751 (31.3) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
702 (29.3) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
698 (29.1) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
694 (28.9) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
688 (28.7) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
685 (28.5) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
678 (28.3) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
677 (28.2) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
667 (27.8) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
664 (27.7) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
657 (27.4) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
643 (26.8) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
642 (26.8) WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
638 (26.6) HORSHAM AERODROME Wimmera S VIC
634 (26.4) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
628 (26.2) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
625 (26.0) EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
621 (25.9) FERNY CREEK (DUNNS HILL) E Central VIC
613 (25.5) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
611 (25.5) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
607 (25.3) ROSEWORTHY AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
76/14 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
76/23 HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
74/07 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
74/23 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
72/07 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
72/02 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS

Downpours High AWS wind reports
High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less from AWS and synoptic reports. Storm force gusts (>89km/h) and 10-minute mean gales (>62km/h) reported by AWSs. Wind direction and mean windspeed are shown in brackets.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
NGAYAWILI
27.6mm in 27 min to 20:30 61.3mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 22:00 10.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
17.4mm in 30 min to 18:00 34.8mm/h
25.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 25.8mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.7mm/h
22.0mm in 1 hr to 18:30 22.0mm/h
SCHERGER RAAF
8.2mm in 21 min to 17:00 23.4mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 14.4mm/h
5.6mm in 32 min to 17:32 10.5mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h

TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 72(200/ 63 ) at 03:30